On June 11, 5,000 people came by bus, train, car, a few by bicycle, defying nasty weather to circle the Ramstein Air Base and demand it's closing.
Most alarming, since Germany is the strongest, most central European country, is the strength of its far-right Alternative for Germany.
The scandal strongly suggests that Rousseff's impeachment was part of a conspiracy to cover up corruption among those who engineered her ouster.
The vicious slogans of the AfD and its fascist accompanists as well as to the guilty leaders of the old parties are still steering Germany into ever more dangerous waters.
To put it mildly, social policies implemented by the Workers Party-led government displeased the elite and reactionary middle class.
The influx of immigrants and asylum-seekers--over a million in 2015--has split Germany into two nearly equal halves.
In France, as in other European countries, the most common interpretation of the right's surge is hostility toward immigrants, refugees and foreigners in general.
In a blow to the left, right wing candidate, Mauricio Macri, beat Daniel Scioli, the candidate of the ruling leftist Front, by 51.4 percent to 48.6 percent.
Behind the storm that staggered Turkey's ruling party: a grassroots revolt against rising poverty, growing inequality and the AKP's war on trade unions.
In most Latin American countries, including those with relatively progressive governments, huge wealth disparities are an obstacle to the pursuit of social justice and greater democracy.